Welcome to Our Club!

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Moncrief Construction Sports Centre - Rotary Room
18 Mike Richards Way
Kenora, ON P9N 1L2
Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Please check the website for more information.

Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kenora

P.O. Box 164


Club Executives & Directors
Club President
Club Vice President
Club Vice President
Club Vice President
Immediate Past President
Club Treasurer
Club Secretary
Club Service Projects Chair
Club Public Image Chair
Club Foundation Chair
International Service Director
Youth Services Director
Club Service Director
Recording Secretary
Harassment Officer
Home Page Stories
Good bye Consumer's Frosted Foods. Long term Rotarian Doug Johnson's business was demolished this week. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. That corner will look very different going forward. Doug Johnson(now deceased) was a past president that  did a lot in Kenora.
Ever wonder what happens in International Service? Ever wonder why 20% of our annual budget goes to International Service? Check out this short video that was made for Ripple Effect. 
While  simple rooms like washrooms and class rooms are just the norm in Canada, this is not always the case in areas of Guatemala. A small  donation is the beginning of a tiny ripple that travels all the way to Guatemala and turns into something beautiful that will last for many years.
Rotary Club of Kenora helped with the Lake of Woods Community Golf Tournament  on June 13,2024 by hosting a bbq on site. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped raise $600.00 ear marked for the Rotary Endowment Fund. On average thru the last 20 years  $2000 is given out as grants annually. As the endowment fund increases, so will the interest earned on the fund, and more will be returned to the community
The Rotary Club of Kenora inducted 2 new members at the June 10th meeting. Left to right is Ron Noseworthy, club president
Christine Hansen, new Rotarians Wanda Huber and Kelly Graff and Rotarians Kelly Williams and Debra LeMaistre.
Welcome our newst Rotarians Wanda and Kelly.
Everyone that bought a Buy a Brick last fall can now see their brick at the Rotary Splash Park.Thank you to all who purchased  their personalized bricks
Community Service Committee voted in favour of donating $1000 to Shake the Lake 3 day Weekend this Aug plus also $1000 towards supporting the Art Fest this summer at the grounds of the Muse.

We’re delighted to announce that the 2025 Rotary International Convention will take place in Calgary, Canada, 21-25 June 2025, and are pleased to offer a special discounted rate for those who register and pay by 29 May 2024.

Calgary, along with breathtaking beauty, is a big city with a small-town feel that warmly welcomes visitors. More than 165 languages are spoken in Calgary, making it a perfect destination to bring together Rotary members from around the world.

The 2025 convention theme is "Magic All Around," and from the moment you arrive, you'll feel it. The one-of-a-kind connections and friendships. The people with different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. The energy of thousands of members with their spirits, hearts, and passions together in one place, creating lasting impact and changing the world. That's magic!   

Our special discounted rate for the 2025 Rotary International Convention is available for just a short time, so register now, and join us in Calgary.
Harvest Kenora was the happy recipient of a $2300 cheque to help purchase a pop up tent to sell their produce and  other supplies for their garden. Garden is located at the old Keewatin ball field. Money came out of the Health and Hunger budget
Rotary Club of Kenora
President Christine Hansen reported on the club’s support for the following literacy programs and projects:
  • Offered youth academic scholarships.
  • Offered RYLA scholarships.
  • Sponsored students to participate in MUNA.
  • Donated to Kenora’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
  • Participated in school-based literacy programs as reading mentors.
  • Helped maintain our Little Free Libraries in the community.
  • The club donated to community nutrition school programs in Kenora. Approximately 35% of children across the Kenora Riding live below poverty levels. More than 700 meals a day are served at area schools. In response to the gap where these students can access nutritious food on weekends, Kenora Rotary, in partnership with the Northwestern Health Unit, continues to administer the Nutrition on Weekends (NOW) Program, which provides a bag of nutritious food for the weekend to disadvantaged children.
  • The club donated $1,000 to the Annual Festival of the Arts which showcases music, poetry, drama, dance, and public speaking with participation from all ages.
  • The club supports the Harbourfront Concert Series and the Lake of the Woods Concert Series with an annual donation. These showcase local talent as well as bringing in talent from across North America.
  • The club sponsors an Interact Club at a local high school. Rotarians meet with students monthly and have participated in joint projects.
  • The club partnered with Special Olympics for a Lucky Duck Race fundraiser.
  • Donated money to the Ripple Effect program. Funds for school supplies were donated to be delivered to schools in Guatemala by members of the club.
  • Three members of the club are members of the District 5550 Ripple Effect Committee.
  • Provided scholarships for four middle school students in Mexico (Becca Program).
  • Applied for a District Grant for literacy.
  • Applied for an International Grant for literacy.
  • Recognized International Literacy Day in September or Family Literacy Day in January or Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month in September by inviting a literacy speaker to a club meeting or organized a special event.
  • Organized a fundraiser for literacy.
Congratulations to this club on earning a District Literacy Award Certificate this year!
Kenora was able to send 12 students to attend the Model United Nations Assembly ( MUNA ) in Winnipeg. Students were paired up and represented countries including Iran, Costa Rico, and United Arab Emirates. The countries they represented was thru a random draw. Students then read up and acted as ambassadors for those countries.The 12 students from Kenora were made up of returning students plus first time attendees.
The club accumulated an excess of $70,000 over last 4 years.That money was allotted by a committee to local and international projects. As we have always done, 20% was donated to two charities; the Ripple Effect Program and Shelterbox each received $7000.
The Rotary Club of Kenora was one of 3 clubs in District 5550 to receive top recognition for supporting Polio Eradication. The Rotary International Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to clubs who exceeded $1,500 US contribution level Polio Plus. In the 23-24 Rotary Year our club raised over $1,800 US.
The president of our club Christine Hansen presents Gord LeMaistre, the Chair of our Foundation Committee with the certificate.

Thank You Donors

Come visit with potter Kiefer Floreal at the Chamber  Home Show this weekend
Kiefer was one of the Top 3 finishers in CBC’s The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown.
 Kiefer visiting with attendees to the KDCC Home & Leisure Show. He has a booth. Show open 10-5 Saturday and 10-2 Sunday. 
 Come visit with potter Kiefer Floreal at the Chamber  Home Show this weekend
Kiefer was one of the Top 3 finishers in CBC’s The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown.
 Kiefer visiting with attendees to the KDCC Home & Leisure Show. He has a booth. Show open 10-5 Saturday and 10-2 Sunday. 
Kiefer is thankful for all the support Kenora has shown him.
Bid on 2 hand crafted wine glasses on the Rotary Auction
Donated by potter Kiefer Floreal
A pair of season tickets for the Lake of Woods Concert  series 2024-25 season.
Donated by Lake of Woods Concert Group.
Thank You Donors
Rent the Kenora Sportsplex for your next party
3 hours on the field including lobby (no upstairs) 
2 hours with field, lobby and the Lake Life Play
Donated by City of Kenora
A & W Package #2
4 Teenburger coupons
4 Frozen drink coupons
4 pkg. of  Rootbeer
1 t shirt size small
1 Beach Towel


Donated by A & W
Children's Books
6 hard cover children's books chosen and donated by Kenora's Little Library Ambassador Nicole!
Donated by Kenora's Little Library

Thank You Donors

Gift Certificate for fresh baked goods
Fresh baked bread, pretzels, and sweet treats. Contains nuts.  
Donated by Rabbit Lake Treats By Rose
Do you love cheesecake? A whole cheese cake(different flavours from Log Cabin Tavern
Donated by Log Cabin Tavern
Cookies and baking for all occasions
2 Dozen Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies or 5 Dozen Drop Cookies
Donated by Lana's Kitchen

Thank You Donors

$50 gift certificate for the Black Oven 
Donated by the Black Oven Pizza
Two hour electric bike rental from the Hardwear Company
Donated by The Hardwear Company
Classic Manicure and Pedicure
Gift card for Heritage Salon classic manicure and pedicure with regular polish (expires April 30, 2025) PLUS 16 fl oz Hemp Seed Hand & Body Lotion 'Naked in the Woods', Silkline nail file and buffer set, and CDN Solar Oil cuticle oil.
Donated by Heritage Hair Salon

Commissioned Painting 18 x 24 canvas, of your favourite landscape or pet

I will paint a painting of your favourite scene or pet.  All I need is a photo to work from.

Donated by Anne Anderson

$100 Gift Certificate for Chef Mark Clayoquot Cuisine
Chef Mark Wrigley is a personal gourmet Chef and caterer who specializes in all areas of cuisine. From wild game, West coast fusion, The art of sushi, baking and pastry as well as a chocolatier
Donated by Chef Mark Wrigley

Two Bar Stools, area rug and Cushion from Image One
Donated by Image One
Today, #CityofKenora Mayor Poirier and Councillor Moncrief presented Len Mark with the Mayor's Citizen Recognition Award to recognize for his involvement in the community and his dedication to the arts in Kenora. Congratulations!

Thank You Donors

ProForm Vue Fitness Mirror is ideal for home personal training and form coaching iFIT enabled for interactive training sessions, streaming global and studio class workouts and connected fitness tracking and much more!
Donated By Canadian Tire
Original Painting by artist Len Mark

"Easy Street"

Original acrylic paint stretch canvass 8x15

Ready to hang

Have your favourite scene or cottage painted. Get a quote LEM Art Studio



Donated by Len Mark

2 day e-bike rental
Donated by The Hard Wear Company

Thank You Donors

Manicure and Pedicure at Victoria's
Donated by Victoria's
Gasoline for your car.
Donated by Sunset Husky
Handcrafted Leather Mitts by Chantelle Nault(Metis Artisan)
  • Handstitched, outer and inner lining and fur
  • Moose Leather, commercially tanned
  • Authentic Raccoon Fur Trim, sourced from local Trapper
  • Keepsake for winter to come
Donated by Chantelle Nault
Klein Tools Rechargeable Headlamp with removeable strap and charging cord. 400 Lumens. Mounts with silicon strap (included) or directly to Klein hardhats.
Donated by Eecol Electric
Health in a Cup
Organo Gourmet Cafe Latte, 100% Certified Ganoderma Lucidum (1 Box of 20 Sachets) 
Donated by Kelli Saunders
Gift card for Island Girl
Donated by Island Girl

Thank You Donors

Blue Bomber Tickets & Parking

2 Prime tickets for Blue Bomber Home Opener on Thursday June 6 at 7:30 PM vs Montreal Alouettes.

Seats 1 & 2, Row 10, Section 109 in Pinnacle Club Section. Includes parking pass for the U lot.

Tickets will be electronically transferred.


Donated by Oakwood Roofing

Fresh Roasted Nautical Coffee

Roasted by Jeremy Brown on a House Boat Floating on Lake of the Woods

4 bags of Nautical Coffee (whole beans)

Beach Bay Blend(Columbian medium  roast)

Lakeside Original(Honduras med dark roast)

Windriders Roast(Guatemala single origin)

Sailors Sunrise(Columbian dark roast)


Donated by Nautical Coffee


The Brewers Village Pkg
Package includes-6 (six) hot dogs, 6 (six) double-scoop ice cream cones, and chairs for 6 around the campfire. Before you go, be sure to check in at the beer bar for your 4-pack of Sultana Gold, to take-away.  This coupon is valid on any Friday or Saturday from 6pm to 8pm: in July, August, or September. 
Donated by Lake of Woods BrewCo
Upcoming Events
Meeting Notices
Christine Hansen Welcomes Incoming Co-Presidents
Jun 24, 2024 5:30 PM
Change Over Meeting
Steve Woolrich
Jul 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design,
Rotary Club of Kenora Grant Recipients

This is a PARTIAL List of those who have benefited from donations from the Rotary Club of Kenora:

Kenora Rotary Splash Park

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